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Stemming the tide of plastics in oceans

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Plastic pollution seems to be everywhere, from Atlantic beaches to Arctic sea ice to huge swirling vortexes of trash in the Pacific Ocean. Plastics can be found in every shape and size, from microscopic particles to whole refrigerators full of plastic parts. But plastic itself isn’t the enemy, experts insist, saying rather that it’s the way people handle it that ...

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Images: Africa Cleanup Conference 2016

Clean-up Conference

The first ever Africa CleanUp Conference & Award held in Lagos, Nigeria, 24th to 25th June, 2016. Africa CleanUp Conference & Award 2016 was organised by Passion House in partnership with Hypo. The event was also endorsed and supported by Federal Ministry of Environment, Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Africa Youth Initiative on Climate Change, Climate Wednesday, Miss Environment International ...

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‘The real waste managers’

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Sunday Ahmed has been in the business of scavenging for waste materials for about 20 years. Every day, he roams the streets of Lagos in search of used and discarded plastics, bottles, paper and aluminium that he resells at a local dump site in Oke-Afa, Isolo – a notorious mountain of solid waste that gives a bird’s eye view of ...

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Don’t trash Nigeria

    Cartoon by Francis Odupute  

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Experts address waste, sanitation issues in West Africa

Waste management in line with contemporary realities seems to be of huge concern to environmentalists as well as stakeholders especially in developing countries. This thought was loudly expressed by participants at the First Let’s Do It African Conference in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. Speaking on the “Causes and solutions of problems in waste and sanitation,” Muna Lakhani, representing the Institute ...

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Oresanya: Lagos will be cleaner

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) of Lagos State Wastes Management Authority (LAWMA), Ola Oresanya, shares on issues related to waste management, PSP operators, waste-to-wealth initiative, among others.   Kindly give an insight on waste collection, management, and disposal in Lagos In the last five to six years, we have increased the impetus when it comes to waste management in the ...

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Female drivers preferred in Lagos waste evacuation scheme

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has unfolded plans to recruit more female drivers for its waste evacuation trucks following the success of an experiment it conducted with the first set of female drivers. According to the LAWMA Managing Director, Ola Oresanya, the 46 female drivers initially engaged to drive the waste evacuation trucks have shown an uncommon tenderness in ...

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